Zoe Brooks Found artist Statement in an Oracle, Kyanyin Oracle Cards - Blessings, Guidance & Enlightenment from the Divine Feminine, 2017
Zoe Brooks (b. 1988, Adelaide Australia) is a multidisciplinary artist who's practice spans photography, painting, sculpture and installation. Brooks is interested in the structures of belief systems and the extremities of human behaviours as extended acts of portraiture.
Working with minority groups such as: spiritual healers, religious extremists, empaths, woman circles and environmental activists, Brooks positions her practice within the contextual framework of Community Art. Through collaboration, curatorial and communal artistic processes, she is interested in facilitation as an art-making process, allowing multi-stakeholder dialogues to form artistic outcomes.
Brooks has made comment on her and her sisters 'Immaculate Conception' by working with the Catholic Church Craft Group to explore her own conception through IVF processes. Racism and suburban genocide that exists within her family and their experiences with a community of Islamic Muslims at a NSW coastal caravan park. She has held creative rituals and guidance ceremonies working with spiritual healers, angels and empaths.
Her work becomes a trace of human relationships and interactions encapsulating highly personal and biographical subjective experiences.